January 15th, 2021

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Two teens accused in death of Calgary cop turn selves in


By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press on January 1, 2021.

Sgt. Andrew Harnett, 37, of the Calgary Police Service is shown inthis undated handout image provided by the police service. The Calgary Police Service is releasing the name of an officer killed in the line of duty on New Year's Eve. The service says Harnett, a 12-year veteran of the force, died on Thursday night after being hit by a driver allegedly fleeing a traffic stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Calgary Police Service *MANDATORY CREDIT*

CALGARY – Officials say two teens have been arrested in the death of a Calgary police officer.

Police say the accused turned themselves in on Friday afternoon.

The 17-year-old and 19-year-old had been wanted on charges of first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Andrew Harnett.

Police say Harnett pulled over an SUV in the city’s northeast shortly before 11 p.m. on Thursday after noticing plates on the vehicle did not match its registered description.

They allege the vehicle took off, hitting the officer and dragging him down the road.

Police have said the 17-year-old boy was believed to be behind the wheel, while Amir Abdulrahman, 19, was likely riding as a passenger.

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